Crime in CT at Lowest Point Since 1967

Violent crime rising throughout US, FBI says

Numbers released by the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension this summer showed violent crime in Minnesota increased 0.9 percent in 2016, while property crime decreased 3.7 percent. The number of murders committed rose almost 9 percent, while aggravated assaults and rapes were up about 5 percent over the previous year.

According to the report's 'Crime Clock, ' there was a murder every 30 minutes in the US a year ago - a violent crime occurring every 25 seconds and a property crime occurring every four seconds.

Across 10 Northern California cities, only three had violent crime rates below the national rate in 2016.

Nationally, violent crime and homicides surged for the second straight year, though overall crime levels dropped across the United States, according to the New York Times. In Michigan that number rose 9 percent and was driven mainly by higher numbers of rape and aggravated assault.

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Handguns were overwhelmingly the firearm of choice in all murders carried out with guns, the data shows. Burglaries, larcenies, motor vehicle thefts and arson cases are considered property crimes.

There were 78 murders and non-negligent manslaughters in the state in 2016, a substantial decrease from 2015 when there were 116. That included an estimated 17,250 murders - an 8.6 percent increase from 2015.




"For the sake of all Americans we must confront and turn back the rising tide of violent crime", attorney general Jeff Sessions said.

In his message accompanying the report, FBI Director Christopher Wray called on law enforcement agencies to continue transitioning to the more informative National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

Warnings of out-of-control crime and violent criminals roaming the streets were a staple of Donald Trump's populist campaign rhetoric previous year, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has warned of rising crime in many of his public speeches.

This publication is a statistical compilation of offense, arrest, and police employee data reported by law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

The report, which covers January-December 2016, confirms the violent crime increase that began in 2015 after decades of decline.

The Department of Justice said in a statement the change represented the "largest single-year increases in the violent crime rate since 1991".

But, as he was heading late Monday afternoon to a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Riverbank, he said, "early intervention, prevention and education, along with engaging the community by helping us through the Neighborhood Watch and other crime reduction efforts, will also have a positive net effect on property crime".

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